Poland will hold its presidential election on June 28, Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elżbieta Witek announced on Wednesday, adding that she had received no objections concerning the proposed election calendar from the State Electoral Commission (PKW).
Poland's presidential election must take place by August 6, the end of incumbent President Andrzej Duda's term, Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek said on Tuesday.
May 18 marks the 76th anniversary of the 1944 Battle of Monte Cassino in which Polish forces, under the command of General Władyslaw Anders, played a key role.
President Andrzej Duda, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher and Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek paid tribute to the late Polish-born Pope John Paul II on the centenary of his birth on Monday.
Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elżbieta Witek directed a query on Wednesday to Poland's Constitutional Tribunal regarding the constitutionality of postponing presidential elections, originally scheduled for May 10, PAP learnt unofficially from the Sejm Office.
Answering a query from the Polish Sejm (lower house) speaker, the State Electoral Commission (PKW) announced that it will be impossible to hold presidential elections on May 10 due to legal and organisational reasons.
Polish Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek said on Tuesday that the Constitution allows the presidential election to be held on Saturday, May 23. This is the latest possible date of this election envisaged by the Constitution, she added.
There are no plans to postpone the May 10 presidential election, Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elżbieta Witek told PAP on Wednesday. She added that the government would take all necessary steps to comply with safety standards during the vote.
Sejm (lower house) speaker Elżbieta Witek said on Thursday that public tours of the house and all foreign missions involving MPs will be suspended as a precaution against the coronavirus.
Polish Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek ended her visit to the United States on Wednesday as she met the Polish diaspora and laid flowers at a Katyn memorial in Jersey City.